13
Apr

Fan bares all to distract Diego Costa’s PK attempt against Getafe

Warning: The image and video below contain partial nudity.

Fans will go to extreme lengths to distract players on opposing teams, but this is one of the most shameless we’ve seen.

When Diego Costa stepped up to take a penalty kick for Atletico Madrid against Getafe on Sunday, one dedicated fan dropped trou in an attempt to throw Costa off.

It worked.

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14
Feb

Chelsea could swap Courtois for Costa

It is a long way off the summer transfer period, but already clubs are preparing deals for when the window reopens. According to Friday’s newspaper reports, Chelsea have been approached by Atletico Madrid regarding a proposed swap deal for on-loan keeper Thibaut Courtois and striker Diego Costa. Jose Mourinho is bound to be looking for a striker in the summer and Courtois has impressed whilst at Atletico.

For this rumor and the rest of Friday’s transfer gossip, click here.

6
Feb

United winger Januzaj a summer target for Paris Saint-Germain

Plenty of good transfer gossip in today’s edition of Paper Chase, none more so than speculation surrounding Adnan Januzaj, the Manchester United winger who is reportedly a summer target for big-spending paris Saint-Germain.

We also have the latest on Arsene Wenger’s amusing search for transfer targets. The Frenchman would like to sign one of three major strikers in the summer. What are the chances he decides Nicklas Bendtner will come good eventually and keep his hands in his pocket? Click here for these rumors and a lot more.

27
Jan

Chelsea inching closer to Diego Costa coup

Jose Mourinho may have said that Chelsea will not be signing a striker in the January transfer window but that hasn’t stopped the rumormongers from saying that the Blues have a verbal agreement to sign prolific Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. If that’s the case the Londoners, who have parted company with Juan Mata but signed Mohamed Salah this month, will need to get a move on with the closure of the transfer window just four days away

We’ve also got the latest on Southampton defender Luke Shaw, who is a target for the cream of the Premier League, plus Newcastle’s bottom line  for Yohan Cabaye bids. Click here for more. 

17
Jan

Mourinho targets Atletico star

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Atletico Madrid have a habit of developing top-class strikers. Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero, Diego Forlan, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa have all graced the Vincente Calderon in the past seven years. Atletico seem to get a good price for their top talent and then immediately replace with players of equal capability.

Diego Costa could be the next star striker on the way out of Atletico. A host of clubs are known to be admirers and Friday’s newspapers report that Jose Mourinho is set to make him his major summer signing.

For this rumor and the rest of Friday’s transfer gossip, click here.

7
Jan

Man United handed millions to reshape squad

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Manchester United currently sit seventh in the Premier League, five points off the Champions League places and a staggering 11 points off the summit. For some clubs this wouldn’t be a big deal, but United are used to success and the wealth it brings. 

It looks as if the Red Devils hierarchy are going to cave in and hand boss David Moyes a transfer fund of £100-200 million, depending on which newspaper you trust. Moyes wants to spend the money on targets such as Bilbao’s Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, after missing out on them in the summer. It’s believed he sent a scouting party to watch the pair at the weekend.

For this rumor and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

4
Jan

Bayern striker Mandzukic on Arsenal’s radar

Nicklas Bendtner’s injury has thrown further into sharp focus Arsenal’s lack of depth in the striker department, so much so that the Gunners have been linked with three forwards in this morning’s UK press. Speculation has surrounded Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata before, but a new name is on the list - Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic.

We’ve also got a very interesting rumor on Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, so just click here to read all about it.

3
Jan

Barca, Bayern set to enter busy transfer window

You can tell that the transfer window is open, because today’s Paper Chase is a bumper edition to say the least!

We have the latest lines on Arsenal’s striker search, with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa on the radar, as well as news of Bayern Munich and Barcelona targeting a certain central defender from British shores.

As always, you can read up on these rumors, as well as many, many more in today’s round-up of the gossip from the English newspapers, here.

31
Dec

Guarin nears Chelsea move; Mata wanted by Inter

Chelsea dominate today’s Paper Chase once again on the eve of the reopening of the transfer window. Speculation suggests Fredy Guarin is about to join the Blues, while Juan Mata could be heading in the opposite direction. It’s a bumper edition today, with interesting gossip surrounding Liverpool and Manchester United, plus the latest club to be interested in Atletico Madrid sensation Diego Costa. Click here for more and get ready for a month of mayhem!